Detail of the Cloth Hall at Ypres after restoration (a project not completed until 1967). On Instagram.
Many videos show disasters-in-the-making ending with the foreseen disaster actually taking lace. Most of us see Brexit as an obvious potential disaster - indeed, its malign effects are being felt already. This video from a construction site provides a good parallel. Read more
An article called How the general counsel can shape information governance by Jake Frazier and Sonia Cheng of FTI Consulting focuses less on the IT, data security and regulatory aspects of IG and more on that often-overlooked aspect, reputational risk and ethical duties. Read more
I will shortly be going to Las Vegas for ILTACON2017, the big annual event of the International Legal Technology Association. I am doing a panel there, interviewing people, and just soaking up the gossip. Read more
Tired of Brexit, I turn to the story of the little girl fined for selling lemonade in Tower Hamlets. It reminds me of stories I wrote years ago about “small-minded officials with powers disproportionate to their intelligence”. Read more
I interview Max Cockerill of Blackdot Solutions about the integration between Blackdot's software and kCura's Relativity. Read more.
A judge in Ohio rules that data from a heart pacemaker is admissible in a criminal trial of a man accused of arson. The data was at odds with his assertions about the events. New data sources are appearing all the time. Read more.
A webinar discussion between Mary Mack of ACEDS and David Greetham of Ricoh covers recruitment and employment in eDiscovery as well as the value of conferences and other sources of information. Read more
Nuix brings together the disciplines of investigations, eDiscovery, cyber security and information governance, all of which involve extracting and managing useful information from data. The latest upgrades to Nuix Insight bring improved user tools and enhanced ability to deal with data as it evolves for cybersecurity or investigations purposes. Read more
Lawyers hold confidential data for their clients - indeed, the data collected by lawyers is often the most important data, already filtered down to those which are most significant. eDiscovery and information management company Consilio invites you to consider how secure data is in the hands of a law firm. Read more
Is the UK ready to deal with the movement of data after Brexit? A House of Lords committee has expressed doubts. David Davis, Minister for Existing the EU, is plainly incompetent and no interest in detail. How will we cope? Read more
Brexit again dominates one of my periodic articles about the immense foul-up that is Brexit, at least as it is run by by incompetent shyster David Davis. Digby Jones, John McDonnell, Jeremy Corbyn, Lord Adonis and others turn up as well, as do a robot with a death-wish and a bear on a motor-bike. Read... Continue Reading →
I interviewed David Wallack of NightOwl Discovery who talked about how NightOwl supports its clients as they prepare for the GDPR, about the implementation of Office 365, and about the use of analytics for purposes beyond eDiscovery. Read more
A case called ICI v Merit Merrell Technologies was complicated enough without multiple procedural failures, including disclosure defects. There was no breach of a specific rule, and no technology failure was blamed; there may or may not have been bad faith somewhere along the line. It just all went wrong. Read more
After 42 years at Allen & Overy, Vince Neicho has joined Integreon as VP and Expert Legal Solutions Consultant. Read more
Disclosure failures played a major part in a case called Powell v Watford Borough Council. Parties are often pilloried for shortcomings in the content of their lists through inadequate or incomplete searches. The rules also cover the form and substance of the list, and (among other defects) a letter simply reciting that someone had made... Continue Reading →
Brexit dominates one of my occasional articles on the follies of politicians and others. This one is called Malice, stupidity or something else? The mixed motives behind political posturing . University fees, Grenfell Tower, Jeremy Corbyn, the Tory leadership manoeuvres and Andrea Leadsom ("the dimmest bulb in the Cabinet") all turn up. Read more
A look at the mixed motives which lie behind some of the issues of the past few days. Malice or stupidity may explain some of it, but there are other reasons why politicians and others behave as they do. One of a series of chronicles of the continuing follies of our times. Read more
Working Group 6 of the Sedona Conference met in Dublin for its Ninth Annual Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection Laws. It is a deep immersion in cross-border discovery and data protection which is unmatched anywhere else. It serves both as a top-up and a stimulus, with a skilled faculty pointing the... Continue Reading →
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office has published a short, readable guide on Bring Your Own Device or BYOD - the use by employees of their own phones, tablets etc for their employer's work. Read more
Interview with Jeff Schmidt of Park IP Translations on the importance of language management in eDiscovery and on Park IP's integration with kCura's Relativity. Read more
Photographs of Holborn Viaduct, Temple Bar and St Paul's made from multiple photographs, allowing both broad views and fine detail. Read more
iCONECT has been in the eDiscovery news with praises and awards for its eDiscovery review software iCONECT-XERA. They are summarised here. Read more
An article about a Nuix webinar on its Black Report on cyber security and about its 2018 survey. Read more